The fly in the Louis Van Gaal ointment

Louis Van Gaal won the Champions League with Ajax, won two Spanish titles with Barcelona and the double in his first season with Bayern Munich in Germany while also reaching the 2010 Champions League final. In between he took a Dutch club who had never won a thing and turned them into Champions.

Louis Van Gaal Spurs next manager?
Louis Van Gaal Spurs next manager?
His record speaks for itself and he leaves healthier than when he arrives. They all go on to have success after he has left because of the foundations that he has built. That is exactly what Daniel Levy is after, it fits his vision for Spurs and the fact he can develop youth as well as work with stars is an added bonus.

His track record and Daniel Levy's project go hand in hand, they fit like a glove. What doesn't fit is his abrasive 'I am always right' manner. Who knows Levy may just have found a kindred spirit, two people who respect each other can go a long way together. The odd couple might just be the ideal couple.

Former Dutch star Ronald De Boer has no doubts he would be great for the Premier League.

“He’s one of the best coaches in the world. Everywhere he’s gone, he's had success.”

“He’s influential at a club even when he’s left. He sets up really good structures, so you have a great foundation for years,” Ronaldo de Boer added.

“Van Gaal is like Jose Mourinho, there’s always something going on. It’s great for the press because there’s always a lot of talk about."

“It would be exciting to have a coach like Van Gaal in the Premier League.”

His abrasive way with the media would ensure a Tottenham name in the media which is great for sponsors and for worldwide exposure. He might just be the man for developing the club off the field as well as on. The benefits seem to far outweigh any negatives in all departments.

However there is a fly in the ointment that may prevent Levy from securing his man.

Former Barcelona and Chelsea player Boudewijn Zenden has spoken to the Dutch media and told them that if Manchester United becomes available and he is asked he'll go there.

“He said he would take a break after the World Cup. But we've heard behind the scenes that maybe he could take the job of Moyes at Manchester United. If it occurs, he will take this opportunity.”

With the potential of Manchester United in the offering it is unlikely he will commit himself to Spurs without knowing that David Moyes will not be sacked. In a recent interview with Spanish newspaper Marca he again talks about wanting to come to the Premier League.

He mentions Spurs but does seem to indicate that he thinks the must be other offers as well. You can rule out Arsenal, Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool which only leaves Spurs and Manchester United as viable options.

"I'll keep working, I will not be a retiree. I'd like to train in England, since I've worked in Spain, Germany and Holland. The Premier League may be my next stop, it's what I would like to complete my career.

"There has been talk of Tottenham, but surely there are more scenarios. Depends on many things when I decide to say goodbye to the Dutch Federation. First is the World Cup. Working daily alongside footballers is something I miss."

Strange as it may seem Spurs need Manchester United to pick up form or the loyalty that Moyes now speaks of the club understanding coming into play.

Daniel Levy has prepared for the eventuality he doesn't get his man by lining up a potential replacement in the shape of the Italian national manager Cesare Prandelli.



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